Pasco County charter school to close after classes end

Superintendent Kurt Browning had moved to shut down the online school.
Published May 14

Pasco MYcroSchool, a computer-based charter school aimed at helping potential high school dropouts, will shut its doors after classes end this spring.

The school’s board volunteered to give up its charter after Pasco schools superintendent Kurt Browning, whose district sponsors the charter, took steps in February to shut down MYcroSchool amid concerns it failed to achieve adequate student performance and it recklessly used taxpayer funds.

Charter schools are publicly funded but privately operated.

After Browning announced his plan, the charter school’s leadership announced it would appeal to the state. Shortly after, though, it withdrew its appeal and abandoned its challenge of the district action.

The school notified district officials in April that they would voluntarily close at the end of the fiscal year. The School Board is scheduled to approve that closure when it meets May 21.

District records show MYcroSchool had enrolled 95 students, primarily in grades 10 through 12, in the period ending April 1.

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